New agreement will provide international opportunities for students, faculty
GARY – Ivy Tech Community College Northwest has signed an international partnership agreement with Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, to promote student/faculty exchanges between the two colleges.
The agreement will establish an international student exchange program between Ivy Tech and Mohawk that will include shared curriculum and transferable credits. Ivy Tech developed the “Steelworker for the Future” curriculum from the successful Mohawk College program leading to an associate’s degree in Industrial Technology with concentrations in mechanical or electrical maintenance. It will also allow cross exploration to promote interest in teaching and research methods and activities of each college while deepening the understanding of the economic, cultural and social environments surrounding them.
Mike Worosz, assistant vice chancellor of academic affairs at the Ivy Tech East Chicago De La Garza campus, and Bill Thon, executive director of workforce and economic development at the Gary campus, signed the agreement along with Mohawk College President Rob MacIsaac. The agreement was signed at Mohawk’s first annual President’s Dinner presenting the “Steelworker for the Future” in February.
President and CEO of ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc., Juergen Schachler, was the keynote speaker at the event. The company has worked closely with both colleges in the recent past to develop job specific curriculums that will train prospective employees allowing jobs to stay local to the respective areas.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 120,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.